noun (plural collies)
A sheepdog of a breed originating in Scotland, having a long, pointed nose and thick, long hair.
More example sentences
- By 1944, the Army accepted only five breeds: German shepherds, Belgian sheepdogs, Doberman pinschers, farm collies, and giant schnauzers.
- He has his two sheepdogs - collies Joe and Jeff - hot on his heels.
- They have six dogs in training - all pure breed collies trained for competition.
mid 17th century: perhaps from coal (the breed originally being black).